Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Description:
This is a large park that protects an excellent cross-section of coastal Florida habitats, including pine flatwoods, sand pine scrub, freshwater creeks, and cypress and mangrove wetlands along the lower Loxahatchee River. The river is popular for canoeists, and there are several trails for biking and hiking.

Watchable wildlife:
Scrub jays, gopher tortoises, snakes, and lizards are abundant in the sand pine scrub. Pine flatwoods harbor pine warblers, woodpeckers, and northern bobwhite. White-tailed deer, nesting bald eagles, wood storks, and sandhill cranes are sometimes seen from the road. Look for ospreys, white ibis, herons, egrets, anhingas, and river otters on the river.

Ownership:
Department of Environmental Protection

Contact:
(772) 546-2771

Directions:
On U.S. Highway 1, approximately 7 miles north of Jupiter.

Related Site:
Other East Central Florida Wildlife Sites
Florida State Parks



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